Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.40%

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Japan shares higher at close of trade; Nikkei 225 up 0.40%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.40% to hit a new 5-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which rose 19.90% or 80.0 points to trade at 482.0 at the close. Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ) added 4.41% or 20.0 points to end at 474.0 and Nomura Holdings Inc (T: 8604 ) was up 3.92% or 23.6 points to 626.3 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T: 4506 ), which lost 8.20% or 154.0 points to trade at 1724.0 in late trade. Mazda Motor Corp (T: 7261 ) declined 7.04% or 68.0 points to end at 898.0 and Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 5901 ) shed 5.93% or 80.0 points to 1268.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1965 to 1571 and 215 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.34.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.74% or 0.43 to $58.40 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.69% or 0.42 to hit $61.12 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.44% or 8.00 to trade at $1842.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.38% to 104.83, while EUR/JPY fell 0.10% to 126.64.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 90.707.

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